Jim Pleshinger

Freelance Article Writer & Magazine Designer

Location:Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
Jim Pleshinger
5808 Lathrop Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
Portfolio: JimPleshinger.weebly.com
Linked In: LinkedIn.com/in/jimpleshinger
An award-winning communications professional with repeated success in communications industry looking for new
challenges in a fast-growing industry. A focused, self-starting leader with a unique combination of creative marketing/
writing and strong analytical skills. Experienced in every phase of operations from team leadership through final
editing. Proven track record developing and coaching strong proactive teams that achieve company goals. Articulate
communicator who effectively interacts with all organizational levels. Web and social media experience!
Work Experience
Proofreader (June 2014 - present)
Contract Proofreader for Frontgate and Grandin Road catalogs.
Publication Manager, hibu, Midwest Region (November 2012 - April 2014)
Planned, launched, wrote, edited and produced seven monthly 32-page magazines, which were directly distributed to
selected homes in individual neighborhoods in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Editor/Blogger/Webpage Administrator, Cincinnati.com/RunnersHigh, Enquirer Media (May 2009 -
November 2012)
Launched, wrote, edited running and fitness themed page on The Cincinnati Enquirer's website. Enlisted advisory panel
of city's most prominent members of the running community and built a loyal following through the blog and its
Facebook page, doubling its page views in a year's time and building goodwill to a portion of Enquirer Media's
audience in a key upper-income, highly educated demographic.
Senior Sports Page Designer/Copy Editor, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio (September
1997 - November 2012)
Edited articles, wrote headlines and for most of that time was lead page designer in sports. Was in charge of design for
several special sections, including every baseball preview section from 2000-2011. Also was in charge of the entire
baseball preview, from planning through final proofing, 2006-2009, during which time the section won several awards,
including 2008 Associated Press Sports Editors Association Top 10 Special Section.
Presentation Editor, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, N.Y. (January 1996 - September 1997)
Designed, edited articles and wrote headlines for A1 and other section front pages as assigned. Served on management
team as No. 2 person on 8-person news copy desk
Senior Sports Page Designer/Copy Editor, Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio (April 1995 - January
Designed sports cover and inside pages, planned sections, wrote headlines and edited articles.
Page Designer/Copy Editor/Manager, Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (May 1988 - April
Excelled in several roles throughout the newsroom, including: Copy Editor/Page A1 Designer; Projects Editor in charge
of monthly magazines; Life Section Designer/Copy Editor; Redesign Team Member; zoned Community News Weekly
Editor/Manager; Assistant Sports Editor.
Graduate Assistant, English, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (August 1986 - May 1988)
Taught freshman-level English composition and literature courses.
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (August 1981 - May 1986)
BA, Journalism, 1986
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Magazine Design